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EAA Photography Competition 2020

13 Nov 2020
EAA Photography Competition News

DEADLINE NOVEMBER 25th

£1000 PRIZE

The beauty of Edinburgh has been much discussed and photographed. This beauty comes from the unchanging historic townscape; but what seems constant is, with the perspective of time, in a state of flux.
All that is old, was once new. Edinburgh’s New town is now old. Much of the Old Town is newer than the New Town. Both Old and New towns have their aesthetic, the contrast in the aesthetic heightens their beauty.

Over time buildings are replaced and these may be sympathetic or contrast with the historic context, with varying degrees of success. Where there is little physical change, there may be a change in how a building is used. The new uses give a new perspective on the old building. The value systems that defined the city have evolved. Changes in technology, travel, communication, and wealth have changed how we think about our buildings. Society has changed, modern life is layered onto the historic city fabric.

Pressures for Edinburgh to change continue, with increases in the number of people visiting the city, of students coming to study, and people choosing to live in Edinburgh. As the strength of Edinburgh increases, so the towns around change in response, as people choose to live out of city and commute for work. Some towns benefit, others struggle to retain their identity. How does Edinburgh cope with change, without losing its essential qualities? Clues to this lie in the city around us, as change is a constant characteristic of the past.

There is beauty in both old and new, and in the contrast between.

Entrants are invited to submit photographs from Edinburgh and its surrounding area* that engage with the theme above. Categories to be defined by judges based on quality of submissions.

Entry is free, and there is £1000 of prize money up for grabs! The deadline for entries is 25th November. Head to the EAA website www.eaa.org.uk for more information about the brief and how to enter.

12 Nov 2020
EAA Photography Competition News

The EAA announce an extended deadline for Old New Edinburgh – New Old Edinburgh, a photography competition open to all exploring the impacts of time and change on the fabric of Edinburgh and its surrounding towns:

Closing date extended to 25 November 2020

8 Oct 2020

EAA Photography Competition

The EAA is delighted to launch Old New Edinburgh – New Old Edinburgh, a photography competition open to all exploring the impacts of time and change on the fabric of Edinburgh and its surrounding towns.

As an organization the EAA has a long history, predating the establishment of the RIAS. In recent years the EAA has updated its constitution and revitalized its membership, drawing on connections within education to bridge between study and practice, and now goes beyond its original core functions to engage with society in the promotion of good Architecture.

The competition aims to raise awareness and promote discussion around the theme of change in the context of Edinburgh and its surroundings. Change is a perennial challenge for architects in their work, but also creates challenges that affect all of us as we navigate our lives. How does Edinburgh cope with change, without losing its essential qualities?

Brief and entry requirements:

https://eaa.org.uk/competitions/old-new-edinburgh-new-old-edinburgh

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